By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (July 23) – Among the most anticipated racing nights of the year at Dodge City Raceway Park is in store with a special Friday night card this week featuring the annual Lewis Automotive Drivers’ Appreciation Night.The Friday night special at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas features a full card of championship chase racing action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks with the green flag flying at 7:30 p.m.And not only do the drivers get in on the pageantry this year, fans receive a number of giveaways over the course of the evening as well. Last year’s Drivers’ Appreciation Night attracted more than 5,000 people as drivers were awarded a number of tickets to distribute to family, friends and sponsors. An even bigger turnout is expected this year.Once again, a $500 bonus is up for grabs for one of the six drivers who have the most tickets redeemed at the front gate.Tickets returned to the front gate on Friday night will make those drivers eligible for all variety of product prizes including the grand prize Hinchman racing suit along with additional prizes supplied by Precise Racing Products, BMI, Simpson and more that will be drawn for.Only drivers who have competed in at least 80 percent of this year’s Dodge City events will be eligible for the grand prize while all drivers taking part will walk away with something in hand. Additionally, the six drivers who have the most tickets turned in at the front gate by 8:15 p.m. will be eligible for a cash drawing of $500.
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Spinner Lee Louisy’s six-wicket haul hurt Leeward Islands but Windward Islands also suffered a batting collapse, to leave the third round Regional Under-19 encounter in the balance after day one here TuesdayOpting to bat first at St Paul’s, the Leewards got up to 180 with Uri Smith stroking a top score of 58, Demari Benta getting 38 and Jamie Cornelius, 28.They were coasting at 118 for three before suffering a collapse which saw seven wickets tumble for 62 runs.At the heart of the decline as Louisy who snatched six for 64 to destroy the innings while Sealron Williams finished with three for 26.In reply, the Windwards slid to 27 for three as seamer Kian Pemberton produced a telling burst to finish with two for 31, before recovering to end the day on 77 for five.Dillon Douglas, who top-scored with 21 from 22 deliveries with two fours and a six, added 25 for the fourth wicket with captain Johnnel Eugene (6) to prop up the innings.However, Windwards suffered a double blow when both fell in successive overs to leave the innings rocking on 54 for five.Tahj Tavenier, unbeaten on 17, has so far anchored a 23 run unbroken sixth wicket partnership with Jahseon Alexander (4), to keep the innings afloat.
Emmanuel R. Kone, Deputy Chief of Party for Plan International To reduce the spread of malaria in the country, Plan International, a development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Straks, a local non-governmental organization focusing on health awareness, is training Liberians in all 15 counties to carry on distribution and education on the use of mosquito nets to 2.6 million people across the country.Mr. Emmanuel R. Kone, Deputy Chief of Party for Plan International, speaking at the opening of the workshop on Monday, April 24, in Sinkor, Monrovia, said distributing nets is one aspect but the major challenge is the usage of the nets.He told the trainees, who were more than 60 in number, that at the end of the training, their job would be to educate the public on the importance of the nets. “I am urging every one of you to encourage our brothers and sisters to sleep under mosquito nets,” he added.He informed them that people in rural communities misuse mosquito nets to make a gardens, to tie the roofs of their huts and therefore they must encourage them to use the nets for the reason that they are provided. “You must educate them not to use the nets to cover dead bodies and also not to use them to fish,” he noted.Mr. Kone told them that those in central Monrovia have the nets available in their homes, but they are not using them for its intended purpose.He said the distribution of the net will commence on Thursday, April 26. “I expect every one of you to be an agent of change to stop the spread of malaria in Liberia.”Mr. Kone said nets will only be given to those that have tickets because every community will have its distribution site to pick up the nets and it will be accessible to every resident.“I hope the distribution of the nets will be able to reduce the increase of malaria in Liberia because the distribution is a national event to end malaria. The campaign will be launched on April 25, which is also the World Malaria day,” Mr. Kone said.Dr. Augustine N. Fannieh, chairman of the board of directors of Straks, said malaria is common and the number one killer disease in pregnant women and young children under 5 years of age in Liberia in most African countries.According to him, in an effort to reduce this disease Straks strongly believes that the preventative method of malaria control will help reduce the mortality rate in Africa.He told the trainees that the distribution of the nets has been very important, but people in the rural areas are misusing the nets, which greatly contributes to the spread of malaria.Malaria is a life-threatening disease and it is typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)